When covering a team in a big market such as New York, thoughts about a guy end up either being considered as an apologist or a critic. That very much happens when it comes to talking about Joe Girardi, the manager of the New York Yankees. As human beings, we at times make flippant comments that are meant to be jokes and they appear derisive to others. Sometimes that happens as a writer too. So no piece that is written to consider the current manager of the biggest franchise in sports is going to be taken simply as general thoughts on the guy. Whatever I may write here will fall to some as the apologist or the critic. But neither is the case. I like Joe Girardi. I like him a lot. Do I think he is the best manager in baseball? How do you measure that?
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